FG to shut Apapa bridge for repairs

May 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Kayode Popoola, on Wednesday said that the Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa, Lagos would be shut for repairs next week.Speaking shortly after inspecting the bridge in Apapa, Popoola said the contractor, Buildwell Nigeria Limited, was already on site to begin replacement of damaged expansion joints and bearings on the bridge. He said, “The Read More

FEC earmarks N610m for Plateau varsity

May 20, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N610 million for the construction of a faculty of health services at the Plateau State University, Bokkos.Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of Wednesday’s virtual cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Minister of Education today presented a memo Read More

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Pakistani death, cardiac arrest not coronavirus – Niger govt

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The death of a Pakistanian working with a construction firm  handling Zungeru Dam Construction in Niger state was due to cardiac arrest not  coronavirus as speculated in some quarters, the state commissioner of Health and Hospital Services, Dr. Mohammed Making Sidi has said.  Dr Sidi stated this yesterday in a press briefing after the state executive council meeting at government house Read More

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Imo assembly moves to prevent gas explosion in Owerri

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The devasting effect of last weekend’s Lagos gas explosion has put Imo people, especially the lawmakers of the Imo House of Assembly on red alert. During plenary Tuesday, the lawmakers condemned the construction of residential buildings close to gas or petrol stations and invited the Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) and the Directorate of Petroleum Resouces(DPR) in the state to Read More

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FG inaugurates N180m road in Ede poly

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Monday inaugurated a N180 million road rehabilitation project at Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun state. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said the Federal Government was currently rehabilitating 43 of such internal roads within tertiary institutions across the country. Fashola said till date, 18 out Read More

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Ezza clan committed to airport project -Ebonyi SSG

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Natives of Ezza clan have declared their support for the construction of international airport in their land by Governor David Umahi Leaders of  Ezza people who visited the project site over the weekend to inspect the construction work going promised to contribute both financially and morally to the project. At the program, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Kenneth Ugbala, debunked Read More

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Benue CAN urges Christians to stop disparaging themselves

February 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Benue state chapter, has advised its members against disparaging themselves on account of denomination. Chairman of CAN, Reverend Akpen Leva, gave the advice at a fund raising dinner for construction of Parish House and patron’s day celebration of St. Paul’s Catholic Mission, Kertyo in Makurdi. He said all Christians, irrespective of their denominations, Read More

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Contractors must finish road projects as agreed – Uzodinma’s aide

February 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Construction companies doing different road projects in Imo state would have no excuse for not finishing their jobs as stipulated in the memorandum of understanding (MoU). This hint was dropped by the chief press secretary to Imo state governor, Oguwuike Nwachukwu, in a chat with Blueprint in Owerri. He said the governor had given construction companies doing different road projects “go ahead Read More

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Outrage over gov’s absence: Taraba govt opens up on Ishaku, slams APC

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Taraba state government has said that Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is still in charge of governance and fully abreast of developments in the state “even from Abuja”. The state government warned the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and “detractors” to desist from whipping up sentiments as “Governor Ishaku has committed no impeachable offence by running Read More

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Dangote Refinery’s local content implementation lauded

February 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Content have commended Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals for its strategic implementation of the Nigerian Content Act in the construction of the refinery and fertiliser projects. Vice Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Local Content, Dr. Ibrahim Hamza, who yesterday, led other members on oversight visit to the refinery, fertilizer and Read More

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Residents cheer as Wike inspects Rebisi Flyover

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Hundreds of Port-Harcourt residents Thursday celebrated Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, as he inspected the ongoing construction of Rebisi Flyover Bridge (former Garrison). Rebisi Flyover Bridge is one of the three iconic bridges under construction by the Wike Administration to ease traffic congestion in the state. Governor Wike expressed satisfaction with the quality and pace of work, and thanked the Read More

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FEC approves N867m design for Kano-Abuja highway additional lane

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N867.2 million for engineering design of an additional lane on the Kano-Abuja highway.Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babtunde Fashola, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented a memorandum to appoint Read More

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FEC approves N65.8bn for road projects

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved contracts worth N65.8 billion for the construction of roads in Taraba, Cross River and Akwa Ibom states.Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mr Abubakar D. Aliyu said this while briefing State House correspondents a at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said Read More

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Bauchi community constructs 2 classrooms to enroll children

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Sullubawa settlement in Bauchi local government area of Bauchi state has constructed two classrooms block to enroll out of school children in the area. The Head of the community, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, made the disclosure in an interview Monday in Bauchi. Abubakar stated  that 40 families in the area contributed money for the construction of the classrooms, adding that Read More

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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project: more buildings to be demolished

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

More buildings on right of way along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway are to be demolished to pave way for the expansion of the road.  Director of the South west zone of Federal Highways Department, Mr Funso Adebiyi, made the announcement Tuesday in Lagos, when he led a team of engineers to inspect the ongoing construction on the highway. He said 75 Read More

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Buni lays foundation for N1.5bn health complex construction

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

                                                                                         The Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, Tuesday, laid the foundation stone for the construction of the maternal, new-born and child health care complex at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital in Damaturu, the state capital. Also, the governor launched 28 customised tricycle ambulances for the use of the hospital. Speaking on the occasion, Buni said the teaching hospital is Read More

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On Zaria-Pambegua road repair

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Permit me a space in your widely read newspaper to draw the attention of Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, over the poor execution of road rehabilitation from Zaria to Pambegua awarded to the Proportion Construction and Dredge Works Limited. The rehabilitation of the road which was awarded since 2017 has become an eyesore. It was reported that the contractor has Read More

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Ekiti varsity signs MoU for construction of 6,000 hostels

January 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) is set to become residential as the school management and two estate management firms Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a 6,000-bed hostel. The MoU also includes the construction of residential quarters for the vice chancellor and some top officials of the varsity, a move which is aimed at Read More

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Saraki’s Land: Aged women protest as armed policemen take over Ilofa road

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There is anxiety in Ilorin ,Kwara state capital Tuesday following deployment the of armed policemel to the large expanse of land belonging to the late Second Republic Senate Leader, Dr Olusola Saraki, on which the state government said would be use for construction of secretariat. The  Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had on Friday last week revoked the land belonging Read More

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Christmas: We’re prepared for surge in activities – FAAN

December 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

As  approaches, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured air travelers and other airport users that it is fully prepared for the usual surge in passenger traffic that come with the yuletide season. According to a press statement by General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Yakubu Henrietta, it has beefed up security at all our airports, especially the major Read More

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Constituency projects: 200 firms bid for 90 Jigawa mosques

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Jigawa state government has opened tender for the construction of 90 Juma’at (Friday) and regular mosques in the 30 constituencies of the state. The Chairman, Tender Board Committee and Permanent Secretary, (Administration & Finance) Secretary to the State Government’s office, Alhaji Muhammad Dagaceri, said this while flagging off the bid opening session for the contract award. He was quoted Read More

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Traffic decongestion: FCTA removes 800 Gwarinpa shanties

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In order to ensure strict compliance with the Abuja Master Plan and permanently tackle traffic situation within Gwarinpa, the FCT Administration has said that it would remove no fewer than 850 batchers and shanties along N16 road.  N16 road is an arterial road that stretches from 3rd Avenue in Gwarinpa, through Gishiri Village  to NICON Junction, which when constructed would Read More

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Reps summon contractor, FG officials over Abuja-Kano road

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Works, has invited Messer Julius Berger, and key officials of the Federal Ministry of Works over petitions before it on the handling of rehabilitation works on the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road project. Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Kabir Abubakar in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday explained that those expected to appear before the Read More

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Tokyo 2020 unveils 15,000-seat Olympic aquatics centre

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday unveiled the $523 million venue for swimming, diving and artistic swimming that will seat 15 000 fans for the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. Construction is 90 percent complete at the four-storey Aquatics Centre and is due to be finished on schedule by the end of February, officials said. “We are aiming to construct Read More

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UNIZIK plans to establish multi-million naira alumni resource centre, database

September 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nnamdi Azikiwe university (NAU), Awka, has announced a plan to establish a multi-million naira alumni resource centre in the citadel of learning.The building designed to be two storey buildings with conference halls, lockup shops, event centres, guest rooms and offices would be constructed by a committee comprising a consortium of engineers produce by the University.  The Vice Chancellor of the Read More